Connect to Net automatically at startup

  Grantrh 12:28 07 Oct 05


I am a fairly competant PC user and I used to have my PC setup to connect to the internet automatically when my PC started up but I can't remember how I achieved this. It may have been by way of a batch file.

Can anybody help me out on this one?

Thanks in advance for any help.

  Ex plorer 12:37 07 Oct 05

You could try tools internet options / Connections / Allways dial default.

  recap 12:40 07 Oct 05

Its been a while since I set up a dial up account, but I think you will find a radio button in the setting of your account that allows autoconnection.

  Grantrh 12:40 07 Oct 05

Probably should of mentioned I have broadband.

  MAJ 12:59 07 Oct 05

I'm not sure about a .bat file but I set mine up that way by first of all ticking the Auto-connect option then creating a new String Value in the registry at:


and entering the Value:

C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe

it works a treat, Grantrh.

  Dipso 13:04 07 Oct 05

...or copying and pasting the dial up connection icon into the startup folder works too. Tick auto connect first.

  rawprawn 13:42 07 Oct 05

Drag your ADSL Icon into Start/All programs/Startup and reboot.

  GroupFC 13:46 07 Oct 05

I've wondered how to do this, too!

Will give it a go when I get home tonight.

  Grantrh 14:09 07 Oct 05

Thanks guys for all your help!

I am going to try this when I get home tonight too GroupFC - Good luck.

  Strawballs 14:13 07 Oct 05

If on XP drag and drop your IE icon into start up in the start then all programs

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